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In Topic: This team, This lineup

15 March 2015 - 06:33 PM

Let's flash back nearly 2 years ago to the eve of the 2013 NHL Draft. Brodeur and Hedberg were our goalies, we still had Kovalchuk and Clarkson. At that time, we had no plan for the future between the pipes, which of course got solved the next day. It seems like Kinkaid at the very least is a good backup.

Defensively, we were rolling out a combination of Greene, Volchenkov, Tallinder, Fayne , Sal, Harrold and an underachieving Larsson. Larsson's protections look much better at this point, Severson looks great, Merrill has the stuff to be a top 4dman.

So that's two out the positions where the future outlook is much brighter.

Unfortunately, Kovy left, Clarkson is gone, Josefson/Tedenby haven't met expectations. Boucher has been up and down in the minors, Matteau, Quenneville have been disappointments. FA has been a mixed bag at best and more realistically, a major bummer.

My point, let's see what they can do while devoting most of their assets to the offense. Lord knows, this team has been unwatchable for awhile.

Idk about all this. I wouldn't say that the young player such as Matteau or Boucher, disappointing so far? Yeah but there's still hope. Queneville hasn't even seen time in the pros yet.

In Topic: This is Not a GDT for DEVILS vs. FLYERS

04 January 2015 - 10:40 PM

This was a great game.  I don't make the trip to Newark very often, but it was great to finally see a game at the Rock.  After watching this game, I was baffled whenever our fourth line was on the ice.  I think it was Ruutu-Sestito-Tootoo.  It was really obvious when this line was on the ice because of how long they spent in the defensive game.  I do applaud Sestito for accepting his role as a filler, and coming in and playing okay minutes but then standing up for the defenseman and giving them some energy.  Rutuu would be much stronger if he was with another line.  I was calling him Blomez throughout the game, but he actually had a good game.  He's a forward who(somehow?) has the skating ability to bring the puck through the neutral zone.  Seeing Jags getting the trick was awesome Saturday night as well.  Good to see the Devils pick up the win tonight. Let's put something together.

In Topic: Is tanking the right move?

20 December 2014 - 11:14 AM

I feel that tanking is unacceptable on all levels, in any form. I'd rather have a mediocre team with a chance (see 2012, 09), than have the Devils be god-awful for at least 2-3 years, and that's even if u draft a generational talent, that player has to develop and adjust to life in the NHL. Those of you saying tank, explain to me how just one player is going to put this team where we want it. A young, un-tested player is not going to Crosby or Lemieux this team to multiple cups. Say we tank for a top 2, and he busts or we get hit with another Larsson type young player who needs time to develop. Larsson was a 4th overall and he still has some work to do. Id rather see the Devils play with some honor and dignity. Moot point anyway because Lou would never intentionally tank this team

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